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Da Nang: City, Scenery, and Attractions Tour by Jeep

1. Da Nang: City, Scenery, and Attractions Tour by Jeep

This private or shared tour starts with morning pickup from your accommodation by jeep followed by a drive along the coastline to the stunning Marble Mountains. Ride the elevator to the top and explore the caves and temples built right into the mountain. Take in the spectacular views of the city and vast beaches along the coastline of Da Nang.   Continue along to the coast towards Monkey Mountain where the road climbs to Linh Ung Pagoda — one of the most significant destinations for Buddhists in Vietnam. From here, gaze at the mesmerizing Lady Buddha standing tall 2,300 feet above sea level.    Next up is the Monkey Mountain Heliport Vestige, built in 1965 by the US army as a strategic site for accessing their mountain bases. Journey onward to the viewing tower for panoramic views of the Son Tra Peninsula and the surrounding lush green forests. Also nearby is an army radar station where you can take in wonderful ocean views stretching as far as the eye can see. The tour continues after a break for lunch when you cruise along the coastline on the Hai Van Pass. You will see bunkers remaining from the war and also have time to explore the area before taking a final drive back to your accommodation.

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From Da Nang: Private Tour to Hoi An and Marble Mountains

2. From Da Nang: Private Tour to Hoi An and Marble Mountains

Explore beyond the borders of Da Nang, with this private day trip by visiting the fascinating Marble Mountains and Hoi An’s Ancient Town for the most beautiful spots. Start the journey with a pickup at your accommodation in Da Nang and head to Non Nuoc Village. Also known as Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village, it is set at the foot of the Marble Mountains and features hundreds of artisans showcasing their work. Find stone and marble statues as well as household items, utensils, and jewelry. After browsing through the many sculptures at the foot of the mountain, take a short lift up the Marble Mountains. One of central Vietnam’s famous landmarks, the Marble Mountains are a cluster of five limestone cliffs named after the elements of the Earth. But don’t be deceived by its imposing facade. The mountains themselves have many caves, tunnels, and shrines to visit and explore. On this tour, pass by the Linh Ung Pagoda, the Tang Chon Cave, Huyen Khong Cave, and Tam Thai Pagoda. After descending the mountain, head to Hoi An’s Ancient Town. Once a flourishing trading port, this UNESCO World Heritage Site remains well-preserved with old-style shophouses, museums, and temples all open to explore. Wander through the weathered streets and pass by bridges, museums, and assembly halls before stopping for a tasty Vietnamese lunch (at your expense) and heading back to Da Nang.

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From Hoi An: Marble Mountain and Sculpture Village Tour

3. From Hoi An: Marble Mountain and Sculpture Village Tour

After being collected from your nearby Hoi An accommodation at 2:30 PM, you will depart to discover the alluring beauty of several popular sightseeing locations in Da Nang. You will explore the stunning caves, grottos and a pagoda hidden within Marble Mountain. Marble Mountain is a spectacular and beautiful sight, complete with stone steps carved into the mountain which lead to a Buddhist pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the endless views from the top of the mountain. Upon arrival at the mountain, you can climb up stone stairs to visit the caves and pagodas as well as admire the beautiful panoramic vista. After the mountain excursion, your trip continues and takes you to visit the stone village where skilled local sculptors create many marble products. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your nearby accommodation at 5:30 PM.

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Hue or Hoi An: Golden Bridge Drive by Private Car

4. Hue or Hoi An: Golden Bridge Drive by Private Car

Take a drive from Hue to Hoi An by private car, enjoying scenic views and important landmarks along the way on a 7- to 8-hour excursion. After pickup from your hotel in Hue city center, start your trip with the natural beauty of Lap An Lagoon. Admire the lush greenery, crystal-clear water, and the picture-perfect image of the clouds covering the mountains. Just 60 kilometers from Hue, the next town you’ll stop at is the serene fishing township of Lang Co. This village’s incredible beach was recognized in 2009 as one of the 30 most beautiful bays in the world. Next, experience Hai Van Pass, one of the most scenic hillside roads in Vietnam. On the top of the pass, there are vestiges of an ancient fortified gateway. The American and French bunkers in Hai Van Pass provide views to the city without any steep climb. At the peak is a rest station where you can take a break and enjoy a coffee.     The highlight of your drive will be your stop at the Golden Bridge, held up by two magnificent stone sculptures shaped like hands. You’ve never seen anything like this, and you’ll want to take lots of pictures. Finally, visit the Marble Mountains, famous for the image of rocky peaks rising above the roofs of homes and resorts. As the road curves towards the mountain, you’ll see large stone dragons and seated figures of Buddha. You’ll then be dropped off at the location of your choice in Hoi An.

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Hoi An to Hue: Private Car Sightseeing Tour

5. Hoi An to Hue: Private Car Sightseeing Tour

After departing from Hoi An, you will travel in comfort with an air-conditioned car to your first point of call, Marble Mountain. This is a popular place for spiritual retreat and pilgrimage, with remnants of the Champa civilization and caves held inside the mountains. These are natural caves formed by erosion, water and the passage of time. Following Marble Mountain, you will proceed onward to Cham Museum, before heading on to Hai Van Pass. On a trip from from Hoi An to Hue, you shouldn’t miss passing over Hai Van Pass, Hai Van Pass is located along the Hai Van mountain side, between Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang city. It is the highest and the most beautiful pass in Vietnam (about 500 meters above sea level), and it is the final mountain belonging to Truong Son. On top of the pass, the trail of ancestors is still present, and you can take in amazing sights which are perfect for photo opportunities. Your tour will then visit Lang Co beach, which is situated between 3 cultural heritage centers: Hue ancient capital, Hoi An old quarter and My Son Sanctuary with a radius of about 70 kilometers. Lang Co attracts tourists and researchers from the cultural heritage center, and is on the north-south tourist route, 30 kilometers from Da Nang city and 70 kilometers from Hue city. You will also be able to enjoy locally sourced fresh seafood at this location, before heading onward to Hue for drop-off at your hotel.

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Da Nang: Small-Group My Son Sanctuary & Marble Mountain Tour

6. Da Nang: Small-Group My Son Sanctuary & Marble Mountain Tour

Be taken on an action-packed day tour to My Son Sanctuary and the Marble Mountain, two of the most popular attractions in Central Vietnam. The first stop will be to the My Son Sanctuary, a unique collection of temples which were built by the Cham people in the 4th century. Following that is a trip to the majestic Marble Mountains that loom for miles around. After admiring the view, travel to the sizable Am Phu Cave with its lofty vantage point. You will then discover dimly-lit cave temples, admiring colorful pagodas and gazing out over the Vietnamese countryside. The mountains themselves are made from limestone and marble (hence their name), of which the locals use to carve impressive statues and shrines. Before the day is done, there will be a visit to the Linh Ung Pagoda.

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Da Nang: Large Group Marble Mountain Visit

7. Da Nang: Large Group Marble Mountain Visit

The Marble Mountain is a popular sightseeing location in Da Nang because of its alluring beauty. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Upon arrival to the mountain, climb up the stone stairs and visit the caves and pagodas as well as admiring the beautiful panoramic view. Then, head down the mountain and visit the stone village where the skilled local sculptors create many marble products.

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Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

8. Marble Mountains & Son Tra Peninsula Tour from Da Nang

Visit the Marble Mountains, a cluster of 5 marble and limestone mountains, on this 4-hour tour from Da Nang. Climb the stone steps carved into the mountain up to a Buddhist pagoda. Choose from a shared or private tour. Discover hidden caves and enjoy spectacular views from the top of the mountain. Stop at Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, located at the foot of the Marble Mountains. Next, you’ll head to the Son Tra peninsula. Visit the Linh Ung Bai But pagoda, one of the largest pagodas in Da Nang, and also known as the Lady Buddha. From the pagoda, enjoy views of the city, the mountains and the sandy beaches of the Son Tra peninsula.

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Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

9. Private Tranfer from Hue to Danang and Hoi An City

Be collected from your accommodation in Hue and travel in a private car to the pretty village of Lang Co, famous for its golden sand beach. Get breathtaking views of the landscape as you drive to a eucalyptus oil village, and then cross the Hai Van Pass in the Annamite Mountains. Be rewarded with one of the finest views in Vietnam. Continue to the Cham Museum in Da Nang, and learn all about the ancient culture of the ethnic Cham people of Vietnam and Cambodia. See the beautiful beach of My Khe where US marines stayed from 1965 to 1973. Visit the stone carving village of Non Nuoc, and end with a nature walk on Marble Mountains south of Da Nang city. Discover the mysterious caves and Buddhist temples scattered across the limestone hills. End the trip in Hoi An.

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From Da Nang: My Son and Marble Mountains Full-day Tour

10. From Da Nang: My Son and Marble Mountains Full-day Tour

You will begin your shared or private day trip with a visit to the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son, which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beautifully situated in a lush green valley, there are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. After concluding the first half of the tour, stop to enjoy lunch in Hoi An. In the afternoon, discover the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone mountains that are named after the five elements. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view from the top as well. You will also visit a local village. Besides great beaches and beautiful landscapes, Da Nang boasts the Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village, which is a unique craft village to the south of the city. Situated at the foot of the Marble Mountains, this craft village has a proud history going back more than 200 years. Then, you will visit Linh Ung Pagoda at Son Tra Peninsula before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Marble Mountains

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 332 reviews

You need yo take these tours! I can't stress enough how great this service was. My husband and I were in Da Nang for a couple of days during Tet, and they were so kind to take us on a tour to Marble Mountains, The Lady Buda and An Phu Cave. Communication was great from the very start, we could arrange everything online and by a phone call. Our guides were so nice and experienced people, they picked us up at our hotel early in the morning and took us on their bikes, it was so fun. We stopped on the road to take some pictures while they were explaining us about the places we would visit, then they took us to many hidden little paths so we could reach points with gorgeous views, and God they are fit people, the tour demands some energy from your body since you'll be walking and doing some climbing as well, but it's all worth it, you get to see incredible sculptures in dramatic caves, impressive landscapes... while learning a lot about a fascinating culture. Highly recommend this tour!

The tour takes to meet two of the most fascinating places in the city. My Son sanctuary with all of the history of the place back on previous centuries and the Marble Mountains with their pagodas, caves and amazing views. My tour guide was Nhung who was a great guide, she was always sharing details and comments on the places that we were visiting and make sure I was comfortable and enjoying the trip. It was a great tour!

Very interesting tour - good shoes are recommended. We were the oldest in the international group and preferred the lift and skipped the ascent to Heaven Gate - with 50+ you don't have to do everything anymore - was no problem for the guide.

Great trip around a Marble Mountain. Would have appreciated more time there , which could have been done if we hadn’t stopped at a marble shopping centre on the way to this attraction.

as always very well organized, great guide to Hoi An, you deserve her bonus!